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Old 04-27-2011, 11:29 AM   #1
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hey I have a question... how illegal is it for me to put a nipple where my meter used to be? what are the consequences?

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Old 04-27-2011, 03:01 PM   #2
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You can be fined for Theft of Service. Where I used to live (Toledo Ohio) the water department would estimate your water usage and the fine was $150 plus 3 times the water and sewer service bill.

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o well thats not that bad... I was thinking it would be in the thousands plus jail time... Thats totally worth the risk
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:32 AM   #4
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Are you seriously planning to steal from your water department and posting about it online? Not only is that dishonest, it's about the most idiotic thing i've seen on these forums in 2 years.
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While you're at it, bypass the electrical and gas meters!
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"hvacguy" posted "where the water meter used to be" Now, is the water meter currently not there? OR--are you going to do what some of us are thinking: removing your current water meter and replacing it with a nipple? You'd have to be really ingenious in my area to do this: Our City uses a "special" fitting coming off of the water supply line that is not standard pipe threads, then an adapter to the water meter.
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well, this is what happens when your parents dont teach you the importance of budgeting and good credit. I couldnt pay my water bill and after turning my water back on several times they took my meter. im gonna pay my bill but im not going to work smelly cause I cant shower...
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I'm totally subscribing to this thread...this is gonna be epic!
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well, this is what happens when your parents dont teach you the importance of budgeting and good credit. I couldnt pay my water bill and after turning my water back on several times they took my meter. im gonna pay my bill but im not going to work smelly cause I cant shower...
We [I work for a city] will turn off your water at the B-Box, and put a specially designed cap over it, so it cannot be accessed. We had one guy torch off the cap to turn his water back on, so we turned off the water and filled the b-box with gravel (vac truck cleared it when we needed to access it again). Besides the obvious fines, he also got a destruction of public property charge and a few other things.
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well, this is what happens when your parents dont teach you.....
Oh, well its obviously not your fault then. Proceed with indecent behavior and complete lack of common sense.
Lets say you pull this off and get it to work; what are the Vegas odds you'll ever do the right thing and put the meter back on?
Paying the water bill is a problem but the fines associated with what you're proposing are no concern? I'd rather take the odds that you'll strip the fitting, break the joint, or flood the house. Think through the ramifications of this, I really doubt its worth it.
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Oh, well its obviously not your fault then. Proceed with indecent behavior and complete lack of common sense.
Lets say you pull this off and get it to work; what are the Vegas odds you'll ever do the right thing and put the meter back on?
Paying the water bill is a problem but the fines associated with what you're proposing are no concern? I'd rather take the odds that you'll strip the fitting, break the joint, or flood the house. Think through the ramifications of this, I really doubt its worth it.
Actually im not a complete dumbass. Who strips fittings? I paid my bill and the meter is back on. This is a credit issue not an issue of morals
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hose from the neighbors house
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This is a credit issue not an issue of morals
I can't afford a new TV, so I'll just go steal one. Credit issue, not morals.
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I can live without tv, but not water.
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Please. Tell me you're not a ignorant and low-class as you sound.

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